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  • iSwifter Reveals Itself As “Agawi,” Announces Second Version Of Cloud Gaming Platform For Publishers

    iSwifter Reveals Itself As “Agawi,” Announces Second Version Of Cloud Gaming Platform For Publishers

    The Menlo Park-based company formerly known as iSwifter has announced version 2.0 of its cloud gaming platform to offer more content types and usage on clients beyond iPads. Android tablets, Windows 8 tablets, smart TVs, Macs, and PCs will be able to stream games via cloud service. Read More

  • Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint Launches GameFeed On iOS And Android

    Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint Launches GameFeed On iOS And Android

    OpenFeint, a plug and play mobile social gaming network with 115 million players, is extending its popular feature GameFeed to its iOS SDK. OpenFeint’s plug and play mobile social platform and application for smartphones includes a set of online game services such as leaderboards, virtual currencies and achievements running in a cloud-based Web environment. Read More

  • OpenFeint Announces Replacement for UDIDs on iOS

    OpenFeint Announces Replacement for UDIDs on iOS

    On the heels of Apple’s decision to phase out developer access to the UDID (unique device¬†identifier) on iOS devices, mobile social gaming network OpenFeint is offering up a an alternative solution. The company announced today that it’s launching a single sign-on system for social game developers that will replace UDIDs on iOS. The system will become available later this fall. Read More

  • OpenFeint Brings 60 New Mobile Social Games To China Via The9 Partnership

    OpenFeint Brings 60 New Mobile Social Games To China Via The9 Partnership

    Earlier this year, mobile social gaming platform OpenFeint teamed up with one of its investors, Chinese gaming company The9 to bring game developers to the Android platform. OpenFeint and The9 announced that it will be using te $100 million Fund9, a Chinese-based mobile internet development fund, to fund game developers using OpenFeint platform for Chinese games. In just three months of… Read More

  • OpenFeint Snags A Former Playdom Exec To Lead Product

    OpenFeint Snags A Former Playdom Exec To Lead Product

    Mobile social faming company OpenFeint has nabbed a pretty key hire today—former Playdom exec Ethan Fassett. Fasset will be leading product development at OpenFeint, as senior vice president of product. Previously, Fassett was Playdom’s executive producer of its San Francisco studio. He helped drive product strategy for Playdom’s San Francisco studio, with a focus on… Read More

  • Why Japan’s GREE Overpaid For Mobile Social Gaming Startup OpenFeint

    Why Japan’s GREE Overpaid For Mobile Social Gaming Startup OpenFeint

    Over the past year, there’s been an apparent trend taking place of Japanese gaming companies acquiring U.S. social game developers. DeNa bought social gaming company Ngmoco for $400 million last October, adding to an acquisition of mobile social gaming studio GameView in September. A little over a month ago, Japanese mobile gaming company GREE dropped $104 million on OpenFeint, a plug… Read More

  • Sega Taps OpenFeint's Plug And Play Social Gaming Platform For iOS App

    Sega Taps OpenFeint's Plug And Play Social Gaming Platform For iOS App

    OpenFeint is announcing a pretty big partner today for its plug and play mobile social gaming platform-Sega. The Japanese video game company is using OpenFeint to provide social gaming for its newest mobile title, Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing for iOS. OpenFeint’s plug and play mobile social platform and application for smartphones includes a set of online game services such as… Read More

  • OpenFeint Expands Free-To-Play Mobile Gaming Platform OFX To Android

    OpenFeint Expands Free-To-Play Mobile Gaming Platform OFX To Android

    Last year, OpenFeint launched the private beta of OpenFeint X (OFX), which offers indie developers the ability to create Zynga-like free-to-play games including microtransactions and virtual goods. Until now, the platform has only been available for iOS devices, but today, the company is expanding to Android phones with the private beta launch of OFX for Android. OFX allows developers can… Read More

  • Japanese Company GREE Buys Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint For $104 Million In Cash

    Japanese Company GREE Buys Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint For $104 Million In Cash

    Mobile gaming startup OpenFeint, has been acquired by Japanese mobile gaming company GREE for $104 million in cash plus additional capital for growth of the OpenFeint platform. OpenFeint and its team will remain with long-term incentives, including CEO and founder Jason Citron, says the company. OpenFeint provides a comprehensive mobile social gaming platform for the iPhone and Android platforms. Read More

  • OpenFeint And The9 Team Up To Bring Game Developers To Android Platform

    OpenFeint And The9 Team Up To Bring Game Developers To Android Platform

    OpenFeint, the comprehensive mobile social gaming platform from Aurora Feint, is teaming up with its recent investor and Chinese gaming company The9 on a joint initiative to bring game developers to the Android platform. Basically, OpenFeint and The9 will be using the $100 million Fund9, a Chinese-based mobile internet development fund, to fund game developers. As we’ve written in the… Read More

  • OpenFeint Releases New Version Of Freemium Game Development Suite OFX

    OpenFeint Releases New Version Of Freemium Game Development Suite OFX

    Last year, AuroraFeint launched the private beta of OpenFeint X (OFX), which offers indie developers the ability to create Zynga-like free-to-play games including microtransactions and virtual goods. Last December OFX exited private beta and today, OpenFeint is releasing a new version of the suite, OFX 2.0. With OFX, developers can create Farmville-like iOS games with a chat wall where… Read More

  • OpenFeint Sees 187% Spike In Downloads Of iOS Games Over Christmas Holiday

    OpenFeint Sees 187% Spike In Downloads Of iOS Games Over Christmas Holiday

    The holiday season traditionally sees a spike in mobile app downloads as users receive new devices and have more free time to interact with their phones. Today mobile social gaming platform OpenFeint is reporting that it added over 450,000 new users on Christmas day, which is a 184% spike over its daily average and the largest single day in its history in terms of new users. And the network… Read More

  • Chinese Game Developer The9 Sets Up $100 Million Fund For App Developers

    Chinese Game Developer The9 Sets Up $100 Million Fund For App Developers

    The9, a Chinese online game operator and developer, this morning announced that it has entered into a memorandum of understanding with three investors – Chengwei Ventures, ChinaRock Capital Management and China Renaissance K2 Ventures – for the establishment of an investment fund with a total size of $100 million. The fund, dubbed Fund9, will focus on investments in both Chinese… Read More

  • OpenFeint's Game Channel Uses The Groupon-Model To Sell Its Mobile Games

    OpenFeint's Game Channel Uses The Groupon-Model To Sell Its Mobile Games

    The group-buying model that was pioneered by Groupon has entered the world of mobile gaming and apps. A few months ago Y Combinator-backed TapZilla launched to apply the deal of the day model to paid mobile apps. And today, mobile social gaming platform OpenFeint is joining in with the launch of Game Channel, a group-buying site for mobile gaming apps. Game Channel lets developers that… Read More

  • OpenFeint Opens Social Gaming SDK OFX To All Developers, Launches $1M Challenge

    OpenFeint Opens Social Gaming SDK OFX To All Developers, Launches $1M Challenge

    Earlier this year, AuroraFeint launched the private beta of OpenFeint X (OFX), which offers indie developers the ability to create Zynga-like free-to-play games including microtransactions and virtual goods. Today, the gaming platform is opening up OFX to all developers and as an incentive to use the new features, is announcing a $1 million free-to-play mobile games challenge. With OFX… Read More

  • Intel Invests $3 Million In Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint

    Intel Invests $3 Million In Mobile Social Gaming Platform OpenFeint

    Intel Capital, the investment arm of Intel, has just announced a $3 million investment in OpenFeint, the comprehensive mobile social gaming platform from Aurora Feint. This latest round brings Aurora Feint’s total funding to $12 million. Earlier this year, the company also took a $5 million investment from Chinese gaming company The9. OpenFeint’s plug and play mobile social… Read More

  • Verizon To Use OpenFeint For Android Game Recommendations

    Verizon To Use OpenFeint For Android Game Recommendations

    OpenFeint, the comprehensive social gaming platform from Aurora Feint, has landed a deal with Verizon to feature the platform’s top Android Games on Verizon phones. OpenFeint recently added Android game developers to its rapidly growing community, launching its plug and play social game development to developers to the public a few weeks ago. Read More

  • OpenFeint Releases Social Gaming Platform For Android Phones

    OpenFeint Releases Social Gaming Platform For Android Phones

    Earlier this year, OpenFeint, the comprehensive social gaming platform from Aurora Feint, announced that it would be adding Android game developers to its rapidly growing community. Today, OpeinFeint is releasing its platform for Android Apps and will be launching 20 games for Android in the next month. The games launching via OpenFeint’s Android platform include dot (ustwo), Fruit… Read More

  • OpenFeint Launches Multiplayer Gaming Platform PlayTime

    OpenFeint Launches Multiplayer Gaming Platform PlayTime

    Last year, Aurora Feint launched a comprehensive social gaming platform dubbed OpenFeint. The platform has seen considerable success in attracting independent iPhone game developers to its rapidly growing community and Android developers as well. Today, the network is launching PlayTime, a set of technologies that will allow developers to make real-time multiplayer games with voice chat… Read More

  • Chinese Online Game Developer The9 Invests In OpenFeint Maker Aurora Feint

    Chinese Online Game Developer The9 Invests In OpenFeint Maker Aurora Feint

    The9, a Chinese online game developer, has made an undisclosed minority equity investment in Aurora Feint, the company behind OpenFeint, a social gaming network for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad. The news comes a couple of months after The9 announced that it had acquired a majority interest in US-based Red 5 Studios for a total of approx. $20 million. Read More